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agree on a plan to avoid deep spending cuts and tax increases that many fear will send the economy back into a recession. meantime, president obama will make his again later on this month when he becomes the first u.s. president to visit myanmar. the visit was announced early this morning. >>> long lines at the polls on tuesday kept some people waiting to vote hours after the polls closed. that was the case at some locations in prince william county. elections officials and even president obama are taking notice of this. the president referenced the lines in his victory speech. officials in prince william county say no one should have to wait more than one hour and even that is too long. they're considering switching from the touch screens to optical scans as well as increasing the number of voting machines at each polling center. center. >>> some other top storiethis morning, fairfax county police are on the hunt for a man who assaulted a teenager at a public library. this happened just before 9:00 tuesday night as the staff was preparing to close the thomas jefferson library in falls
of the regional economy which is so dependent on the federal government. we are talking about defense contractors and everyone el who does business with the federal government. this will be the first time today that the president addresses this so-called fiscal cliff since the election. in his address from the white house, the president is expected to urge congress to come up with some sort of deal to break this impasse or risk plunging the country into a recession. the president and congress must broke are a -- broker a deal by the end of the year to avoid the automatic spending cuts set to take effect. without an agreement, the nation will go back into recession and unemployment will climb above 9%. the president is not expected to provide a specific plan but will pressure congress to act. leaders on both sides they say want to work together. democrats want to let tax breaks expire for the wealthiest americans. republicans oppose hiking taxes but have opened the door to finding new revenue through tax reform. >> there is an altern i have to to going over the fiscal cliff in whole or in part. i
in that sense. hopefully, as the economy improves and as people get a greater understanding of exactly what veterans do, because a lot of the jobs are really analagous. but when you leave the military, it is like that never happened. >> interesting. talk a little bit too about the fact that now, i mean we have a lot of vets that come back with issues with post traumatic stress disorder. tell me how the association is able to work with those vets who have those sort of issues that they're working through mentally and at the same time trying to get them back into the work force. >> well, what we are really focusing in terms of ptsz and mental health is trying to reduce the backlog that the va has for health care and expanding mental health care care access particularly for guard and reserve who don't have the resources to avail themselves of when they come off active duty. we are trying to help people readjust and reaction reacclimate so they can come back and be successful with employment and family and the whole thing that make everybody happy in life. >> real quick, you are always open and
the economy growing and find the balanced approach to reduce the federal deficit. efi >>> former d.c. council chair kwame brown wille u.s. district court judge to learn his fate today. >> he resigned and pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in june. melanie alnwick is live in northwest d.c. with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. you know, kwame brown actually has two sentencing hearings hearings today. the first in federal court on those bank fraud charged and then the second later this afternoon in d.c. superior court on campaign finance violation charges. now, as you mentioned, brown pleaded guilty in june. after a year-long investigation, the federal charges relate to providing false information on bank loan applications. one of the loan was for a 39- foot boat. brown also forged the signature of a friend on an application and doctored two forms to overstate his income by tens of thousands of dollars. the other charges go back to an audit by d.c.'s office of campaign finance. it found that brown's 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in contributions an expenditu
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